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Othello: Remixed – Omnibus Theatre, London

Writer and Director: Darren Raymond Reviewer: Richard Maguire Othello: Remixed is a clever update of Shakespeare’s tragedy. Instead of Cyprus the action takes place in a South London boxing club, where Othello is preparing for his bout with his next opponent, The Turk. Mixing Elizabethan lyricism and London street slang, this reimagining of Othello, with an all black cast, is ...

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Othello – Northern Stage, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Richard Twyman Reviewer: Anna Ambelez Othello is a plethora of impassioned emotions; hatred, fear, discrimination, jealousy, manipulation and prejudice, all the ingredients of a great night at the theatre? A Muslim General in a Christian country, Othello (Victor Oshin) marries Senator Brabantio’s (Christopher Bianchi) daughter Desdemona (Kitty Archer) secretly, leading to major repercussions. Othello promotes a ...

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Othello – Harrogate Theatre

Director: Richard Twyman Writer: Shakespeare Company: English Touring Theatre Reviewer: Ruth Jepson Beware, my lord, of jealousy... Othello. Just the name conjures up so many images in the minds of the audience. A savage heathen. A misunderstood sympathetic. A trusting fool turned violent by circumstance. Richard Twyman has chosen to direct his Othello as a secret Muslim, provoked to unleash ...

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Othello – Liverpool Everyman

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Gemma Bodinetz Reviewer: Tate James The third installment of the Everyman Rep’s second season wages war on the stage in a subtle and contemporary revival of the bard’s Othello. With the leading players clad in present-day desert storm militia and their female counterparts sporting high street trends, the design aesthetic from the Everyman Team is chic ...

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Othello – The Lighthouse, Poole

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Writer: William Shakespeare Adaptor & Director: Charmaine K Parkin Reviewer: Sophie Huggins In this notorious tale of jealousy, race and revenge, SISATA Theatre promise the audience the merging of a Shakespeare classic with 1980s Hip Hop culture, in this “radical re-imagining” of the story. Acknowledging the audience as they come in, the cast of four tell the story of Othello, ...

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Othello – The Northcott Theatre, Exeter

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Richard Twyman Reviewer: Charlotte Robson Shakespeare at the Tobacco Factory open their performance of William Shakespeare's iconic tale of envy with a stark and empty set, its barren floors and deceptively cavernous depth laying the scene for an Othello every bit as sharp – and as tragically hollow at its core. The heart of Shakespeare's tragedy ...

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Othello – Tobacco Factory Theatres, Bristol

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Richard Twyman Reviewer: Claire Hayes Shakespeare at the Tobacco Factory (SATTF)’s new version of Othello brings the Bard’s tragedy of malign manipulation and jealous, destructive rage right into the present-day. It’s immediately apparent that the entrenched racism, misogyny and religious intolerance of the 16th century still resonates in a setting of mobiles, microphones and concrete basement ...

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Othello – Abbey Theatre, Dublin

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Joe Dowling Reviewer: Liam Harrison Joe Dowling’s production of Othello takes its cue from Iago’s (Marty Rea) early riddling statement – “I am not what I am”. This paradox, of truthfully confessing to be false, is echoed in the set design which raises questions of stagecraft and manipulation. Ricardo Hernandez’s set constructs a small stage upon ...

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